Straight teeth are often the hallmark of a healthy and confident smile, and if you’ve ever struggled with crooked or misaligned teeth, you’re familiar with some of their drawbacks. Thankfully the world of orthodontics is ever-evolving and there are several affordable options that can give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of. In addition to a beautiful appearance, straight teeth provide many other benefits.
If you’re a resident of Celina who’s been on the fence about pursuing orthodontic treatment, we invite you to call Bietsch Orthodontics today! We’d love to speak with you about your concerns and review your treatment options with you! Whether you’re interested in clear braces or Invisalign® aligners, we’ve got you covered. In the meantime, read on to discover some of the advantages of a straight, healthy smile.
Less Risk for Injury
When your bite is off, there is a high risk of injury to the soft tissues in your mouth because they are more exposed to the sharp biting surfaces of your teeth. We all know the dreaded pain that comes after you bite your cheek or tongue, and unfortunately, the more often this occurs, the higher the likelihood is for infection. Additionally, teeth that protrude from their normal position are more susceptible to cracking and breaking during sports since they can be difficult to protect with mouthguards.
Did you know that your teeth can produce more than 5500 pounds of pressure per square inch when you bite down? This is a heavy load for even the straightest teeth to bear. If your teeth are misaligned, the pressure of this force will be funneled to other locations, such as your jaw and neck. This can result in muscle spasms and tension in your neck, leading to uncomfortable headaches and migraines, and nobody wants recurring headaches and neck pain! Straight teeth can help your teeth absorb these tremendous forces and save your neck and jaw.
There are many health benefits associated with straight teeth. When your teeth feel good, you can bite and chew properly; this aids in your body’s digestive process. Without proper dental care and cleaning, there’s a higher risk of gum disease. When your teeth are aligned as nature intended, it is easier to properly care for them with brushing and flossing, leading to better overall dental health and a lower dentist bill. Additionally, studies have linked poor dental hygiene and tooth decay to health concerns such as high blood sugar and heart disease.
Possibly the most valuable advantage of straightening your teeth is the improved sense of confidence you’ll feel when you laugh or smile. Sadly, many people with misaligned teeth are self-conscious about flashing their pearly whites. While they may be happy, friendly folks, infrequent grins and laughs can give others the wrong impression. Wouldn’t it be wonderful not to worry about what your smile looks like anymore? With clear braces or aligners, a straight and beautiful smile can be a reality!
Ready to get started? A straight and dazzling smile is just a phone call away! Contact a friendly member of our team today to schedule your consultation!